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Keith Sinjohn Joseph, Sir

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Portland place w1, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 10, 1994 (76)
Royal Brampton hospita Chelsea, London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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Son of Sir Samuel George Joseph, 1st Baronet and Edna Cicely Joseph
Husband of Yolanda Victoria Joseph
Ex-husband of Lady Hellen Louise Joseph
Father of <private> Joseph; <private> Joseph; <private> Rolnick (Joseph) and <private> Joseph

Occupation: Researcher MP and conservative politician-alderman city of london then mp and minister-fellow of all souls oxford and centre for policy studies
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Keith Sinjohn Joseph, Baron Joseph, Bt, CH, PC (17 January 1918 – 10 December 1994), was a British barrister and politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet under three Prime Ministers (Harold Macmillan, Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher), and is widely regarded to have been the "power behind the throne" in the creation of what came to be known as "Thatcherism". He was known for most of his political life as Sir Keith Joseph, 2nd Baronet.

Joseph was the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family. His father, Samuel Joseph, an active political kingmaker, headed the vast family construction and development-finance company, Bovis, and was Lord Mayor of London in 1942–43. At the end of his term he was created a baronet.

On the death of his father on 4 October 1944, 26-year-old Keith inherited the baronetcy.

Keith Sinjohn JOSEPH

Father: Samuel Gluckstein JOSEPH

Mother: Edna Cecily PHILLIPS

Birth: 17 Jan 1918, Billiard Room, 63, Portland Place, London W1B 1AB

Residence: 17 Jan 1918, 63, Portland Place, London

Residence: 23 Mulberry Walk, Chelsea, London

Occupation: Scholar, from Jan 1926 to May 1931, Lockers Park School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Occupation: Scholar, from Jan 1932 to Jun 1936, Harrow School

Occupation: Entrance Exam, Apr 1936, Magdalen College, Oxford

Occupation: Graduate, Jun 1939, Magdalen College, Oxford

Occupation: Reported for Military Duty, Sep 1939

Occupation: 3 May 1940, Royal Artillery HQ, Woolwich, London

Occupation: 154 Battery of the 172 Field Regiment Royal Artillery, from Oct 1943 to Oct 1944, Italy

Hospitalization : Injured in leg

Move : 16 Oct 1944, Returned to UK

Occupation: Alderman, Oct 1946, Portsoken ward, London

Occupation: Member of Parliament, 9 Feb 1956, Leeds North East

Occupation: Secretary of State for Industry, from May 1979 to Aug 1981

Occupation: Secretary of State for Education and Science, from 1981 to 1986

Death: Dec 1994, Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital in London

  • Religion: Jewish
  • Military service: royal artillery -mentioned in dispatches - Between 1939 and 1945
  • Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy: Nov 14 2014, 11:28:57 UTC
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Military service: royal artillery -mentioned in dispatches - Between 1939 and 1945
  • Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy: Nov 14 2014, 11:32:40 UTC
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Baron Joseph of Portsoken's Timeline

January 27, 1918
London, England, United Kingdom
December 10, 1994
Age 76
London, Greater London, United Kingdom